Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

What is your most vivid Leaving Cert memory? I remember sitting nervously in front of an examiner for my Irish oral. She asked me in Irish: “During t(...)

Canoeing on Gartan Lough.

What has clinging onto a rock face looking for a toe-hold got to do with a teenage student completing first year at college? Or paddling a canoe with(...)

Limerick-raised Ruth Negga poses during a photocall for the film Loving in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Ethiopian-Irish actor Ruth Negga’s performance as Mildred Loving, the African-American woman whose prosecution for interracial marriage was a key inci(...)

Thierry Frémaux, Vittorio Storaro, Antonia LaFolla, Corey Stoll, Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Pierre Lescure attend the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and the opening night gala at the Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

While the front pages focused on red carpet arrivals by Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Kristen Stewart, a quiet, less well-publicised revolution ha(...)

Nicky Byrne signs for Ireland with Sunlight during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Eurovision dream has crashed and Byrned, after ex-Westlife singer Nicky failed to light up Stockholm with his sparkly pop number Sunlight. D(...)

The first thing that attendees of this year’s Cannes Festival saw on the screen was a logo for Amazon Studios. This marks a new adventure for the eve(...)

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

‘Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles. Life is beer.” So sang Tom Lehrer in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. Or is it early summer? Either(...)

Amilia Stewart as Cass in Inhabitance

Inhabitance Project Arts Centre, Dublin ★★★ Life doesn’t imitate art, Woody Allen said; it imitates bad television. The premise of Peter Dunne’(...)

They were in Glasnevin Cemetery for O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.

We were talking here yesterday about an Irish bandmaster’s influence on the Japanese national anthem. But by coincidence this week, I have also been l(...)